Shoaib Malik is on 27 © AFP (File Photo)
Shoaib Malik is on 27 © AFP (File Photo)

Former World Champions, Pakistan are steering their ship towards a good total despite losing a couple of quick wickets in the form of their openers, against minnows, Zimbabwe during the first of the three-match ODI series against minnows, Zimbabwe at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Currently, Pakistan are 222 for the loss of two wickets in 35 overs with Shoaib Malik on 27 and Haris Sohail on 23. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe 2015, 1st ODI at Lahore

Earlier, Pakistan skipper, Azhar Ali won the toss and elected to bat first on a firm batting track of Lahore. Hammad Azam, Mohammad Sami and Shoaib Malik come in as Ahmed Shehzad and Junaid Khan miss out. One-Day International cricket returns to Pakistan after a span of six years following the deadly militant attack on Sri Lankan team in 2008. LIVE SCORECARD AND COMMENTARY: Pakistan vs Zimbabwe, 1st ODI at Lahore